Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf is a great side dish for beef, pork, or poultry. Made with fresh mushrooms and cooked on the stove top.


  • 2 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 8 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms (or white button mushrooms)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup white rice (I like Jasmine or Basmati)
  • 2 cups chicken, beef, or vegetable stock (depending on the meat you are serving it with)
  • fresh thyme or fresh parsley, for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In large non-stick skillet, on med-high heat, cook butter until melted and bubbly. Add in the orzo and allow it to cook to a golden brown. Add in the onion and mushrooms and cook for a few more minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Stir in garlic, dried thyme, rice and stock of choice.
  3. Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook covered for about 20 minutes or until the rice and pasta are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Fluff with fork and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper, as desired. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.

Total time: 30 mins.